We’ve gone over some of Austin’s usual heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your furnace to fail in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine system maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and extend the life of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to maintain your equipment’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should really invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help stop them from becoming huge (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your furnace all winter long to keep warm, normal wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – particularly in older furnaces. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, resulting air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a conventional furnace air filter, you should be changing it monthly. If you aren’t, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions within the heating system. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, likely putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the appliance that tells your heating equipment when it’s time to turn on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to turn off. If the thermostat is not set or working accurately, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every few minutes, running all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any questions about your furnace regarding these or other typical furnace problems, or want to schedule a tune-up to make sure your system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Strand Brothers Service Experts and 512-592-3072 today and we’ll make sure your system is operating properly.